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Hydrographics

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by CantSitStill, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:44 AM
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    CantSitStill

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    Has anyone seen this process or tried it? Seems incredibly cool. If you haven't seen it, punch in Hydrographics in YouTube.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    that's sick
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    If someone knows how to link that in here, please do it.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    very cool.. never heard of this before
     
  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Yeah, that is the coolest sh1t I've seen in a long time. Thanks for posting the vid. I'm challenged with stuff like that, especially on the iPhone.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    anyone know how strong the film is? what kind of abuse can it withstand before scratching?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    what about a hard scratch vs. wear over time?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    rbeezy

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    That's a pretty dope process. 1st time I seen it was on American Chopper where they did hydrographics on the tank and fender, and the whole thing came out covered in $100 bill graphics
     
  10. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    I am 80% sure there was a thread on this somewhere before, but I can't remember the context of what it was talking about.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    One of the videos I saw showed them clear coating over it once it was dry so I assume if you do that it's pretty damn durable!
     
  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 6:59 AM
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    Not sure if you guts ever got your questions answered about this stuff. First I find that guy irritating ha. The process is pretty simple once you are trained on it. It is as durable as a paint job. That is what it is. The clear coat gives you your hardness. Spend money on good clear to get good results. I have a shop that does this. If you want more info check out the links in my sig.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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    I have a shop too. Check out the link in the sig.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    I have been running Hydrodipped wheels for around 2 years on my Evo...

    [​IMG]
     
  16. May 8, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    If you don't mind sharing, how much did it cost you to get your wheels done.
     
  17. May 8, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    I would think he was charged $100-$120 a wheel.
     
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